History of the Somali People – A Tale of Warriors, Herders and Seafarers.

The Somali people are one of the most homogenous ethnic groups on the African continent and their origins and history can be traced back to antiquity and biblical times.

They were not always referred to as “Somalis” but bore many different names in ancient times. The people that inhabited the horn of Africa and were the ancestors of today’s Somalis were referred to as the Macrobians by the Ancient Greek historian Herodotus.